Spirits and Hops Trail News and Updates

tieton-3As spring quickly turns to summer in the Yakima Valley there’s a lot of developments along the Spirits and Hops Trail. Here’s a sampling of the latest news:

  • Tieton Cider Works has purchased a 40,000 square foot building in Yakima with plans to make it their production facility and a tasting room. Management will make announcements regarding their plans, including the location, in June. We look forward to the new facility!
  • Along that line, the Yakima Herald Republic recently reported that Yakima Craft Brewery is planning a downtown Yakima location. We’ll share more details when they become public so stay tuned. UPDATE May 20: As reported in the Yakima Herald Republic the new location will be in the Larson Building on Yakima Avenue in downtown Yakima.
  • Congrats to the folks at Bale Breaker Brewing Company for being awarded Tourism Business of the Year by Yakima Valley Tourism. Well deserved. And if you had not heard yet, their beers are now being served at Safeco Field during Mariner games. Play ball!
  • A new festival is being created in Yakima! The Yakima Blues and Local Brews Bash will debut Saturday, June 14th in the Historic North Front Street district in Downtown Yakima.  The festival will feature local, nationally recognized, and internationally acclaimed blues artists from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  A highlight of the fun will be craft beers brewed in the Central Washington region, Yakima Valley wine and food prepared by Historic North Front Street district restaurants. There will be kid events too!

Anyway, look forward to seeing you in the Yakima Valley this summer.

 

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Bale Breaker Brewery Celebrates American Craft Beer Week

IMG_3507As craft beer continues to capture the imaginations and palates of millions of Americans, Bale Breaker Brewing Company is one of the many breweries nationwide that will toast the 9th annual American Craft Beer Week (ACBW). With more than 2,800 small and independent craft breweries across the country, the observance of ACBW is more significant than ever before. Across all 50 states, craft beer lovers, breweries, wholesalers and retailers will celebrate the culture and community of craft beer.

In Yakima, Bale Breaker Brewing Company has events planned the weekend of May 16-17 (all ages welcome!). On Friday, May 16 from 4-8 PM they will have pizza by the slice from Moxee’s Big Red’s Diner. Saturday from 2-8 PM they’ll offer gourmet turkey sausage dogs with Winey Dogs and a special FREE behind-the-scenes brewery tour at 2pm!

“American Craft Beer Week allows everyone to honor and toast the hard work and success of the craft beer community,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com and craft beer program director at the Brewers Association. “Against many odds, craft brewers have used grassroots efforts to grow the industry one glass, one bottle, one can, one keg, one growler and one customer at a time.”

Cheers to American Craft Beer!